Submitted by dbjj12088 1452d ago | opinion piece

Revolutionary Rant: Battlefield 3 Pre-ordering Is a Mess

GR: Easily one of, if not the, biggest releases this Fall is now the most confusing purchase of my life. I'm already guaranteed to get screwed out of some piece of content. (Battlefield 3, Culture, Dice, EA, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

doctorstrange  +   1452d ago
Completely annoying and infuriating
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ATi_Elite  +   1452d ago
Well said Docstrange!!!
See this is why i DO NOT like EA! Some Gamers wanna just blindly accept Origins and EA plans but as someone who has been Gaming for a LONG LONG TIME I know just how stupid EA is.

All these pre-ordering bonuses is just causing confusion and in the end EA will just resale them all later on down the road thus charging you more money.

It should be just one Pre-Order bonus no matter where you get the game from and not a different bonus per store.....what a friggin mess!! This is only the beginning as EA will make BF3 a horrible experience as they try to rape Gamers wallets.

I wouldn't be surprised if EA Starts charging you per bullet and I know they are waiting to see how COD Elite goes so EA can charge you a monthly fee too.
Impaler  +   1452d ago
Remember BF2 and BF2142 on the PC and how EA "handled" expansions for those games? Fucking greedy assholes
dericb11  +   1452d ago
I wish the Super Voucher in Infamous 2 Hero Edition would catch on already. Stores could have a pre order but buyers have the chance to get all pre order DLC in one place.
evrfighter  +   1452d ago
pre-ordering this game is a pain in the ass

for $59 on pc they should be offering all this bs. That said I'll probably go with gamestop. unless I find a $15-$20 promotional credit
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Crazyglues  +   1452d ago
yeah this is getting crazy now...

But I think we will get everything in time, meaning as you rank up you get the guns from gamestop.. and maybe all the other stuff too in-time

the early beta access now that's crazy.. because I already pre-ordered from Amazon.com..

yeah it's getting tough out there, to pick which one is the best to go with...

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Cmpunk  +   1452d ago
who cares it will be overshadowed by UNCHARTED 3, uncharted 3 will be so good it will win goty the next 3 years in a row that's how good it is :)
Sev  +   1452d ago
That's really sad. Way to put a damper on such an exciting game release.
Hufandpuf  +   1452d ago
you won't be left out of anything, DICE said everything would be released later on anyway.
majdees  +   1452d ago
Because you sir are an idiot.
insertcoin  +   1452d ago
Ah, remember the days when you could just purchase a game and have it be the full damn game?
Lifewish  +   1452d ago
HEY, i remember those days.. those were the good old days...
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1452d ago
Damn it now I feel old but happy to experience those days in their entirety. XD
dbjj12088  +   1452d ago
No, the first game I ever played was Halo. You know, the old school FPS on the Xbox.
BiggCMan  +   1452d ago
The first game you ever played? Damn that sucks. I mean Halo is fantastic don't get me wrong, but you missed out man.
Impaler  +   1452d ago
Agreed. My first shooter was Goldeneye 64(ahh the memories) and then Perfect Dark. From there it was good ol' Duke and Gordon Freeman :)
dbjj12088  +   1452d ago
^^^ I was kidding.
Dlacy13g  +   1452d ago
I don't worry about finding the best pre-order anymore. I que up in Amazon...whatever they have I get. This way...I dont put any money down...I get it day one. Screw exclusive pre-order bonuses... I hate the practice.
BigWoopMagazine  +   1452d ago
It's an easy choice for me. The one that gives you more maps, more weapons. Who cares about skins, dogtags, and bonuses for a free game that's nowhere near as good as the one you're paying for?
darksied  +   1452d ago
EXACTLY. I myself find it weird that people care a lot about those things like dogtags and skins (I'm not making fun, I just find it strange), but I find it downright CRAZY that people will complain about that stuff as if a lack of it as a pre-order bonus will make them not buy the game :/

The game and the free maps are all I care about.
Impaler  +   1452d ago
Holy shit! I had a Gold Zelda cartridge back in the day! I had no idea it was because you pre-ordered the game though, I figured it was just like that.

Granted I was 3 years old when I played my first Nintendo and 5 when I saw my first Zelda game so it makes sense not to know WTF all that scene was about.
bestofthebest  +   1452d ago
did they even have pre-orders back then, I actually still have the gold zelda and zelda2 cartridges
bozebo  +   1452d ago
Walk into a shop on release day. Buy it. Problem solved and money saved.
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darksied  +   1452d ago
I don't find it a mess; it might be a bit complicated, but that's why people have brains. Just see what you like and pre-order it there. It's not like you're missing out on much. If you want the map pack, get it anywhere. If you want certain other things, amazon, gamestop, etc. is the place for you. Most everything is available later anyway, so what's the big deal? Oh, I know, just another way to rant and complain, the legacy of this generation (among others).
unicron7  +   1452d ago
Exactly. I don't see what the fuss is about. Different retailers have different DLC for you, like EVERY OTHER big release. It's been explained and it's easy to understand. This is yet another troll article that has no substance. They are grasping at straws to hate on this game.
Snowii  +   1452d ago
i thought it was weird when i saw like 3 editions of bf3

for fucks sakes i just wanna preorder it along with mw3 and have a good time
2v1  +   1452d ago
I just want to have the same content as everyone else. I don't really feel like we can do anything about it except lube our holes and pray that they be gentle. But when you are as big a dick as EA is there really is no gentle. The only thing you can hope for is that you pass out from the pain.
insomnium2  +   1451d ago
EA is in some trouble financially, i think they've been in the red for atleast 3 full years now and they've totalled -3 billion in that time. I'm not quite sure who needs the lube here my friend.
Apollyn  +   1452d ago
Guns are unlocked.

So ill go for dog tags ;) ! But all the extras are getting released at a later date anyway.

And fyi pre order bonuses are mainly pressured on devs by retailers.
peeps  +   1451d ago
Having content restricted to different retailers is always annoying but at least it's organised. I remember the Joke of Socom 4, hearing about Socom Plus and how new American copies of the game came with a code, Europe however was left completely in the dark until it appears on the store for plus subscribers only.
KillerPwned  +   1451d ago
Anyone that was in the Alpha got a offer on Origin if we preorder it on their before tomorrow we can get Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2 or Medal of Honor for free so i think my preorder is gonna have to go to EA.

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